"...Britain is the most outspoken proponent of relaxing the arms embargo but faces opposition from some members that feel more weapons would only increase the killings and tarnish the EU's reputation as a peace broker.German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said it was not clear if the EU foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, would reach an agreement on the issue.
"The positions are far apart," he said on Monday.... Any decision would require unanimity among the 27 member states, but failing to come up with a decision would leave options for individual member states open.
"If there is no compromise, then there is no sanctions regime," Spindelegger said. "In my view that would be fatal, also for those who now absolutely want to deliver weapons." ..."
Monday, May 27, 2013
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 11:35 AM